A large percentage of patients with hemospermia may not have identified the cause or not present any symptoms.
What is it?
Hemospermia is the presence of blood in semen and is caused by various conditions. Although blood in semen is often scary for patients, in very few cases is it caused by a serious condition.
Primary and secondary hemospermia
Hemospermia is divided in primary and secondary. Primary hemospermia occurs when the patient presents blood in semen as the only symptom, without the diagnosis of an infection. It affects approx. 15% of patients.
In secondary hemospermia, the causes are diagnosed and they usually are an infection, prostatitis, cancer and more rarely bladder calculi or anticoagulants.
Causes of Hemospermia
The most frequent causes of hemospermia are:
- Testicular, epididymal, prostate inflammation
- Injury in the genital area
- Transurethral prostate removal
- Transrectal prostate biopsy
- Blood clotting problems or treatment with anticoagulants
Causes are in general divided in inflammatory and benign or malign diseases, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, urethral warts, prostate cancer and more rarely systemic disorders like disorders in blood clotting or arterial hypertension.
If you see blood in your sperm, you do not need to panic, as the most frequent cause is inflammations, particularly in young ages, which are easily treated by the medical team of the ANDROCLINIC.
Symptoms – When must I visit a doctor
If hemospermia is accompanied by other symptoms, such as pain during ejaculation, fever, intense urine smell, then it is a warning to visit the doctor.
If you already have a pre-existing cancer family history, if you are on anticoagulants or if there is a suspicion of a sexually transmitted disease, you must also seek medical help.
- Clinical examination
- Sperm culture
- Urine culture
- Prostate ultrasound
- Testicular ultrasound
- Blood tests and PSA
Although blood in sperm often scares the patient, it is rarely caused by a serious condition.
Suitable Treatment – Response
For the treatment of hemospermia it is very important to identify the cause, on which its treatment usually depends. The presence of prostatitis leading to hemospermia, in most cases is treated with antibiotics.
A large percentage of patients may also not have identified the cause of the disorder or not present other symptoms. In this case, the condition improves on its own. If it does not occur, then a number of tests is proposed.
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